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HildBeft Posted:
You can recollect
password by
connecting the
router to your pc
and open the

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How to arrive at wifi password?
On Oct 20, 2016 at 05:05:49

HildBeft Posted:
Great tips..
Thanks for sharing

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How to have Vonage and another land line?
On Oct 20, 2016 at 04:55:03

massrman Posted:
The devices are
available at
different price
margins , please
share your

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IP PBX for small business
On Sep 30, 2016 at 00:48:03

massrman Posted:
Hi these are most
commonly used SIP
PBX interops and

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IP PBX for small business
On Sep 30, 2016 at 00:37:45

Sammy00 Posted:
Has anyone setup a
W52p phone for
vonage? I have
a W52p with two
wireless handsets,

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On Aug 30, 2016 at 10:38:01

James44 Posted:
Hi, I am
looking for a good
Sip Trunking
provider in
Canada. they
should offer

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A good sip trunking provider
On Jul 17, 2016 at 23:42:46

James44 Posted:
Which network
connection do you

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Wireless Access Point plugged into switch
On Jul 13, 2016 at 22:55:00

jjatsk Posted:
We are renting a
few offices right
next door to our
main building. I
have a wireless

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Wireless Access Point plugged into switch
On Jul 09, 2016 at 12:00:54

Pman Posted:
Hello, While
Vonage has been a
great service over
the years, it is
time to part

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LNP – Local Number Portability
Cannot port phone number to new carrier - repeated failures
On Jul 05, 2016 at 09:12:07

jbugz67 Posted:
We recently
purchased 5
Polycom VVX 300
phones from
Vonage, and have

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Nothing but problems with VVX300
On Apr 15, 2016 at 14:58:07

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Baby Bells Falling Out Of Favor

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October 18, 2005

By Justin Hyde

As the largest U.S. telecommunications companies report their earnings over the next couple of weeks, they will face a tide of negative sentiment from investors and analysts who see little to cheer about.

Shares of Verizon Communications Inc., SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp. have fallen over the past couple of weeks to their lowest levels in nearly two years, thanks to a farrago of disappointing data and investors' worries.

With the benefits of a booming U.S. market for wireless services already priced in, most industry watchers say only a big shock will change Wall Street's thinking.

"The fundamentals ... just don't look very attractive," said Dan Genter, president and CEO of RNC Genter Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based fund that owns BellSouth and SBC. "The secular challenges to the Baby Bells really have not improved."

Among the top concerns:

* Worries about growing competition for basic telephone service, still the Bells' most profitable business. Cable telephone companies are expanding their efforts, with Comcast Corp. rolling out voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) service and independents such as Vonage and Skype capturing investors' attention.

* Slowing wireless growth. With U.S. market penetration for wireless telephone service closing in on 70 percent, many analysts expect wireless growth to ease over the next several quarters.

* Rising capital spending. Verizon has boosted capital spending 15 percent this year to fund network upgrades and the launch of its video service. SBC has also committed to a less-expansive upgrade of its network to sell video.

* Health-care and pension costs. The bankruptcy of auto parts supplier Delphi Corp. has raised the profile of the costs of health care for the Bells' retired union workers. Morgan Stanley analyst Simon Flannery calculates that the Bells will pay $25 billion in retiree health care costs over the next six years, and warns that estimate may be low.

"The potentially calming effect of a steady (third quarter) from a financial standpoint may be lost as a worried market parses results for traces of Comcast's Voip or a maturing wireless market," said Banc of America analyst David Barden.


Of the three Bells, Verizon shares have suffered the most, falling 16 percent behind the S&P 500 since the end of the first quarter and trading at their lowest prices in three years.

Those prices give Verizon an enterprise value of about 4.3 times next's year consensus estimated operating earnings, compared with BellSouth's 4.9, SBC's 5 and an average of 9 for the S&P 500. Goldman Sachs analyst Jason Armstrong said the "steep discounts" of the Bells' shares to the market "balances the fundamental risk versus the expected growth."

The shares could have fallen further except for their high dividend payments; all three have dividend yields that places them in the top 25 of the S&P 500. Gentler said the dividends were his main reason for owning BellSouth and SBC, but that he was concerned SBC might be forced to cut its dividend soon.

The Bells are expected to report strong numbers from their wireless arms -- Verizon Wireless and Cingular, the SBC-BellSouth joint venture -- as well as a rebound in sales of high-speed Internet lines after a disappointing second quarter.

Investors will also likely be looking for an update on the Bells' network upgrades and video plans. Verizon has launched its Fios video services in a couple of markets, while SBC has said it will launch its service in one area by the end of the year.

All three companies have said offering pay television services was essential to combating cable companies offering voice, data and TV packages in one bill. But Morgan Stanley's Flannery said in a research note that investors are "increasingly concerned that there will be poor or negative returns" on the Bells' TV plans.

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